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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Missouri House considers changes to Amber Alert system

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Missouri House considers changes to Amber Alert system

(KTRS) – Members of the Missouri House are mulling changes to the state’s Amber Alert system. The House gave initial approval to changes that were proposed in the wake of the kidnapping and death of a 10-year-old girl last year. Springfield police were in action within minutes of a call about Hailey Owens, but it […]

Missouri House considers changes to Amber Alert system

(KTRS) – Members of the Missouri House are mulling changes to the state’s Amber Alert system.

The House gave initial approval to changes that were proposed in the wake of the kidnapping and death of a 10-year-old girl last year. Springfield police were in action within minutes of a call about Hailey Owens, but it took two hours for the statewide alert to go out. Hailey was found dead in the basement of a Springfield man’s home.

The bill would integrate the Amber Alert system with the electronic law enforcement system, ending the need for local police to fill out paper forms before an Amber Alert is issued.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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